Fairweather Homes has been working in the field of off site and modular construction for decades. It is exciting to see the benefits being taken up by more housing suppliers as the market shifts in Australia. As Sanctuary magazine says: "A growing number of designers are offering prefab alternatives in an effort to meet the demand for affordable and hassle-free housing. Here, we look at
Come on down and see us at the Macedon Ranges Sustainable Living Expo on Sat 27 Feb 2016. We'll be one of many exhibitors available for you to visit. Drop in and say hello and find out a bit more about how we design and deliver our innovative sustainable modular homes. We will also be contributing at the Community Forum so bring along your questions
The rain came at the beginning of day 2... so after a slow start we pressed on with the upper level. Floor cassettes arrived for a speedy installation. Followed by the upper level walls.
We started 2016 with a fresh new build in Macleod. Here's a few snaps from the first day. 1:48pm The crane and our panelised wall system makes its way onto site to be greeted by an empty slab: 3:52pm We are well on the way to having all the ground floor walls installed: 5:38pm What a fantastic result after just 4 hours work on site!
In a small country town, at the end of a quiet cul de sac we have completed one of our new panelised homes. The home was completed in 6 weeks. After 30 years of designing and building timber framed prefabricated housing around Australia and the world we have now embarked on a new era of off-site construction utilising off-site factory automation and computer-driven fabrication to
Fairweather Homes has recently embarked on a brand and logo update with Melbourne based graphic design studio Design by Bird. Director Luke Carson worked with us to develop an exciting new logo with strong references to the philosophies and principles that Fairweather Homes has held for the past 32 years. One of Fairweather Homes’ key philosophies is to create homes that respect and work with
As Melbourne’s urban areas sprawl and the debate around housing density and apartment sizes continues, Fairweather Homes maintains a commitment to infill projects to activate pockets of inner urban land which are otherwise under-utilised. The Brunswick studio replaces a dilapidated store room and workshop with a new garage area with self-contained studio above. This allows for an ageing parent to move closer to the family
Frame Australia is the major national event for engineered timber and building pre-fabrication and is a forum for the complete supply chain of structural timber, engineered wood products and pre-fabricated frames. The 2014 Frame Australia Conference, held on May 19th in Melbourne, recorded the biggest attendance since its inception 16 years ago with a record of 400 attendees! We noted at the conference an increased
Fairweather Homes is a member of the Forest Stewardship Council. This global certification body strives to ensure that wood products sourced from well managed forests have a chain of custody from plantation to consumer. We support the use of timber in construction as a sustainable solution. Timber is a renewable resource and contributes positively to reduce carbon emissions. FSC Friday is the annual celebration of
The Cape Paterson Ecovillage, Australia's first sustainable housing project, brings together quality sustainable architecture, clean energy with solar panels, water conservation and protection of the coast and biodiversity. We attended the official launch in September 2013 which was held at the RACV Club in Inverloch. Project Director Brendan Condon introduced this benchmark project which is enthusiastically supported by local builders and designers. Keep up to